Bimport, Shaftesbury 3

Jasper James Gray

Surname: Gray
Other names: Jasper James
Other people in this story:
Alfred Gray
Elizabeth Jane Gray née Toomer
Emily Elizabeth Gray née Petty
Martha Anne Gray née Weldon
Sarah Ann Gray née Lambert
Locations in this story:
Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Jasper James Gray was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17th December 1871, the son of Alfred Gray and Elizabeth Jane Gray (née Toomer).   He married Emily Elizabeth Petty in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 24th December 1899.  They had one child in 1901 before Emily died in 1912.  Jasper remarried on 1st January 1913 to Martha Ann Weldon at Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury.  There were no recorded children of the marriage. 

Jasper enlisted on 1st November 1918 as a Private with the 3rd Battalion, 73rd Squadron, of the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. R/444948).  He served in the UK only and was discharged on 21st June 1919.  There were no medal records found.   His second wife, Martha, died in 1926 and on the 15th October 1927 he married for the third time to Sara Ann Lambert at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Again there appeared to be no children of the marriage.   By the 1939 Register the couple were living at 33 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and Jasper was working as a Fish Hawker.   He died on 26th January 1959 in Shaftesbury at the age of 87 years.


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